New Year’s Revolution

From Craig Swanson… Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Lose weight, eat better, get more sleep, etc.? This is the time of year that we reflect on life and think of what we want to improve. It’s a good thing to be reflective and set goals. And while many people don’t set goals because they […]

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Bah, Humbug!

From Craig Swanson… The older I get, the more I dislike the Christmas season. My family refers to me as Scrooge. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful for the fact that the Son of God came to earth as a man to save us from our sins. But let’s be honest, that’s not what this […]

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How Thank Full Are You?

From Matt Wiegand… If you had a gauge to measure your thankfulness, what would it read? Sitting here on Thanksgiving morning, listening to worship music, waiting to go to Grandma’s for lunch and thinking of the things I am thankful for. I recently taught in SonChasers and we read the story of the Prodigal Son […]

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Consider It Joy

From Kevin Funk… I would like to begin my blog this month with a couple of verses out of the book of James.  Let’s read James 1:2-4 together. 2Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4Let […]

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Forget Regret

From Dan McClain… Romans 8:1-2 (NLT):  So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. As I’ve aged, I tend to not like stories that have time […]

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Love That Lasts

From Craig Swanson… Love Is a Verb Is it possible to love your spouse after many years of marriage as much as you loved them in the beginning of the relationship? It depends on whether love is a noun or a verb. A couple who is having marriage problems might say that they just don’t […]

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Identity Crisis

From Kevin Funk… We as a family have been very busy lately.  For the Funk’s, this is our busiest time of year.  I wish I could say this is not the norm but I’m not so sure anymore with so many activities to choose from.  I don’t know how families with more than one child […]

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Surrender and Selflessness

From Dan McClain… Philippians 2:5-8 (ESV) Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And […]

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From Matt Wiegand… I have to tell you how impressed I was of the JFL Varsity football team a couple Saturdays ago.  Football is just a game, but a great one to teach young men how to work together, how to be tough physically and how to be tough mentally.  As rough as football can […]

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Above Reproach

From Kevin Funk… One rule in our community group that we try to communicate to each other is that when we have discussion, we aren’t going to try to act like Bible scholars. As we grow in our walk with Jesus, we pick up different terms or ideas along the road. Some stick, some don’t. […]

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